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Ingition Coil less camera ignition hook up?

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Ingition Coil less camera ignition hook up?

Unread postAuthor: spudkilla224 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:09 am

Hello everyone, i was wondering if there is any other way to wire up a disposable camera flash to a potato cannon without using a automobile igniton coil. Not by using steel wool, or touching the two wires together physically. I want to be able to jump the gap without using an ignition coil is this possible?
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:34 am

Yes you obviously didnt search enough, read: http://www.spudfiles.com/spud_wiki/index.php/Camera_flash
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:45 am

Like Carlman said, read the wiki.

You can try a "Triggered spark gap" (it's on the wiki page). That setup is also called a trigatron.


Not the most reliable method but it does work.
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